‘Roseanne’ cancellation leaves crew members in the lurch: ‘That’s the way it is in a freelance universe.’

Sara Gilbert, left, and Roseanne Barr in a scene from “Roseanne.” (Greg Gayne/ABC via AP) (Greg Gayne/AP)

Last month, Anne Ahrens received a phone call asking if she could work as a set decorator on an upcoming TV project. The week in May when networks announce their new shows always involves a big scramble for jobs, she explained, as they look to quickly staff the picked-up series before they start production over the summer. But Ahrens turned down the offer. More